RE: [asa] The term Darwinism

From: Dehler, Bernie <bernie.dehler@intel.com>
Date: Thu Jun 25 2009 - 14:13:13 EDT

Personally, I think it is slanderous to Darwin to call anything "Darwinism." I don't think he would appreciate it if alive.

...Bernie

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From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On Behalf Of Dave Wallace
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 10:38 AM
To: Cameron Wybrow
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Subject: Re: [asa] The term Darwinism

Cameron Wybrow wrote:
> This is why I always use "Darwinian evolution" (or "Darwinism") as a
> term of distinction, and not just as a mere synonym for "evolution".
Seems like a reasonable definition except that it is not clear how to
easily refer to those like Dawkins and Coyne that not only accept
"Darwinian evolution" but also hold to philosophical naturalism. I have
tended to use "Darwinism" for that purpose since the "ism" postfix is
often used to refer to world view or religious beliefs.

Dave W

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